A grant proposal was developed to obtain funding for an ethnic congregate meal program for Korean American older adults in Orange County, CA. Korean Americans are one of the largest Asian American ethnic groups in Orange County. Korean American older adults are generally foreign born, first generation immigrants who experience great difficulty in acculturating to the dominant U.S. culture and accessing resources. The lack of ethnic-specific services and limited staff training on culturally competent practice, in particular, prevents service providers from delivering needed services to this vulnerable population. Developing an ethnic congregate meal program for Korean American older adults not only provides nutritious meals and opportunities to socialize, but also provides awareness and access to the resources provided at the host agency, Korean Community Services (KCS). The California Wellness Foundation (TCWF) was selected as the funding source for the proposed program. Securing the funds for the proposed program was not a thesis requirement.
|Commitee:||Santhiveeran, Janaki, Wilson, Steve|
|School:||California State University, Long Beach|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||MAI 52/01M(E), Masters Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Social work, Aging, Public policy|
|Keywords:||Congregate meal program, Healthy aging, Korean Americans, Older adults, Orange County, California, Social isolation|
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